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Tjoet Nja’ Dhien

110 minutes | 1988 |  Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊 Indonesian, Acehnese & Dutch | English Sub. | 13+


Set in 1896, Tjoet Nja’ Dhien is one of Indonesia’s great heroes who fought for independence from the Dutch. The pious Muslim people of Aceh, a city that had flourished since ancient times as a trade port, enter into a fierce war with the Dutch. Tjoet Nja’ Dhien (Christine Hakim), the widow of a rebel leader operating in Aceh in Sumatra, assumes the leadership when her husband Teuku Umar (Slamet Rahardjo) is killed in an ambush. Dhien’s charismatic presence and power of survival motivate the locals to join and later continue their opposition to the Dutch. Despite personal obstacles, she remained in the thick of the struggle for ten years.


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Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Eros Djarot

Eros Djarot

Eros Djarot began his music career with the soundtrack of Kawin Lari (Elope) in 1976. He became famous with the success of Badai Pasti Berlalu (The Storm Will Surely Pass), and its soundtrack album. In 1988, he made his directorial debut with Tjoet Nja' Dhien which received 8 Citra Awards. Throughout his career in the film industry, he has been involved in 18 films as music composer, writer, director, and producer. He won 7 Citra Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Notable Achievement

Official Submission of Indonesia, Best Foreign Language Film, 62nd Academy Awards 1990

Official Selection, Selection de la Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 1989

13 nominations in 12 categories of Citra Award, Indonesia Film Festival 1988 and 8 wins, including Best Film, Best Director (Eros Djarot), Best Leading Actress (Christine Hakim), Best Screenplay (Eros Djarot), Best Original Screenplay (Eros Djarot), Best Cinematography (George Kamarullah), Best Art Direction (Benny Benhardi), and Best Original Score (Idris Sardi).